Upcoming Programs and Events

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Holocaust Memorial Center Events

Community Events

November 13 - 22 / times vary
Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger

In Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s opera — only recently discovered after being suppressed for over 40 years — a West German diplomat, Walter (David Danholt), and his wife, Liese (Daveda Karanas), are ocean-bound for a new posting in Brazil. Unbeknownst to her husband, Liese once served as an SS officer in Auschwitz. There’s another woman (Adrienn Miksch) on the same cruise ship, a passenger whose mere existence haunts Liese. Guilt and denial, lies and truth, fear and courage, and love —they’re all here in an artistic and emotional experience you’ll never forget. Also featuring Marion Pop (Cyrano) and conducted by Michigan Opera Theatre veteran Steven Mercurio. According to John ven Rhein of The Chicago Tribune, The Passenger is “an experience in the theater that is not to be missed.”

Sung in Polish, German, Russian, French, Yiddish, Czech, and English, with projected English translations.

  • Location: Detroit Opera House
  • Presented by the Michigan Opera Theatre
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